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AndyPG

U96 1/72 Type VII U-Boat (Revell 05015)

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Hi All,

This is my version of U96 completed late last year.

Thought it was about time I presented it for inspection.

No PE used but all handrails and other additional fine detailing made from soldered copper and brass wire.

Free flood vents opened up.

Rigging is Dacron.

Case constructed from 3mm glass stuck together with black polyurethane sealant and framed with painted aluminium angle.

Light weathering and rust.

My first attempt at fine scale and weathering.

Sits on our lounge mantle piece (for now) :blahblahblah:

 

Here's a link to my present project.

 

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Really nice work, and I know this is an epic build. The finish and weathering look very authentic.

 

Cheers,  Tom

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Absolutely Fabulous - what a lovely piece - I really admire the restrained weathering and a marvellous case to show it off.

Rob

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Thanks for the comments guys.

Really nice of you.

 

Had to hold myself back on the rust and weathering quite a bit.

The sub is currently tolerated on the mantle piece but if it was finished as a complete rust bucket, I'm sure a much less prominent display location would have been insisted upon.

 

Andy.

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Cracking job with great accurate weathering, a treat to see a well done u-boat.

 

All the best Chris

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Now that looks the biz but their would be no way I would be allowed to park it on the mantle :nah:.

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6 hours ago, Courageous said:

their would be no way I would be allowed to park it on the mantle :nah:.

Know exactly what you mean.

It's tolerated for now and I have an agreement with a six month on, six month off deal.

Trouble is, with U-Boat number two in production, things might get tense.

Here's a pic of it on the mantle.

As you can see, there is a bit of a maritime theme going on.

Missus says the house is looking like a man cave.

I need a study.:D

 

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Thanks for the comments guys.

 

Andy.

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Very nice mate. I have a few of these to build myself.

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That's an awesome build Andy,great in it's display case a real conversation piece!

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58 minutes ago, stevej60 said:

real conversation piece!

I don't think his Mrs thinks that :talktothehand:.

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2 hours ago, stevej60 said:

a real conversation piece!

That's exactly what I said to her.:)

When compared with the mundane ornaments which would normally be on the mantle, it's in a different league.

Who wants to talk about mundane ornaments?

She still refuses to admit that its an improvement.

 

Ah well, still a few months left before it has to go away for six.:huh:

 

Thanks again for the great comments guys.

 

Andy.

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